List of minor planet discoverersThis is a list of minor-planet discoverers credited by the Minor Planet Center with the discovery of one or several minor planets (such as near-Earth and main-belt asteroids, Jupiter trojans and distant objects). , the discovery of 612,011 numbered minor planets are credited to 1,141 astronomers and 253 observatories, telescopes or surveys ''(see )''.
On how a discovery is made, ''see observations of small Solar System bodies. For a description of the tables below, see ''. Provided by Wikipedia